Saint Walburger

February 25

Patron of Cough sufferers, Famine, Storms at sea, and Antwerp, Belgium.

The daughter of one of the Saxon kings, Walburga was born in Wessex, England. As a Benedictine nun she moved to Germany where she became Abbess of several religious communities of men and women. She wears a crown denoting her royal birth and holds the Abbess's staff. In her hand is the book of sacred knowledge. On the book and at her feet are flasks of the oil which still oozes at her shrine and is reputed to have curative powers.



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